Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Very Canadian American Thanksgiving!

 Winter has officially come to Utah! Well that's a lie... it snowed a TON one day and then it all melted and hasn't snowed since. But that one wintery day was so fun and made me so excited for Christmas!

This is the tree covering our little deck! Look at all the snow! I took Bandit out to play cuz he loved the snow last year but I think he has changed his mind about the cold haha. He ran down the stairs and jumped right in the snow but didn't realize how deep it was! It was well above his head and I don't think he enjoyed being buried like that.... he hasn't touched the snow since. And although it was hilarious, I felt bad for him after cuz he was shivering so bad!!

So I drove to 7-11 and got some hot chocolate, rented Arthur Christmas, switched on the fire and cuddled with Bandit all day! It was the best! 

He was so freezing haha. He may be scarred for life now! 

But the real reason for this post is to blog about my much anticipated trip to Canada!!! I have been looking forward to going for so long, I hadn't been home in a YEAR! That's just crazy.... 
My aunt Sina and her family came up too so I just hitched a ride with them! My uncle Dustin drove the whole way! So I just got to sit and relax the entire way there... it was awesome. I will admit I was getting very sore and uncomfortable by the end but we made it! It was a short stay this time (wed-sun) but we packed a lot of fun into those few days! My fav part of coming back to Medicine Hat (besides seeing my family of course) is the all-you-can-eat sushi/japanese food restaurant JT's house! 

If you ever have a chance to go you NEED to.... it is to die for!! 

We got SO MUCH FOOD!!! This pic is only a fraction of it! They have to lose money when my family comes in cuz we get absolutely stuffed!

And then my mom and I discovered that the Med Hat Wal-Mart was having a black-friday sale!! I was so excited! We got there at 6:55 in the morning (they opened at 7) and were like 4th in line haha... not quite as intense as the black-friday sales I have been to in the states but it was still fun! I had to get there fast cuz they only had ONE of the thing I really wanted!! I got a 3D-blu ray player and speaker system half off!!! They are to go with the awesome christmas present my parents got us... our 3D TV!!! EEEE I'm so excited! So my first Canadian black friday was a success!

THEN on sat my mom threw me the best baby shower!! 


The food was delicious! I LOVE chocolate fountains! And aunt Kathy made the cutest puffed wheats in the shape of fooballs :)

SO many people came! It was so fun to see everyone and catch up while I stuffed my face yet again! If you are reading this and came to the shower THANK YOU!!! I still need to get all the pics from my aunt Sina!

Mom had a lot of fun little games to play too! My fav was "The Price Is Right". You had to guess the price of this basket filled with baby stuff and the winner got a prize! But the best part was I got to keep the basket! haha. Me and my little baby got SO SPOILED yet again! He is gonna be the cutest dressed baby I have ever seen! I can't wait :)

My trip home was delayed a day because of a BLIZZARD!!! But that just meant I got to miss work and spend another day with the fam... score! This trip was the longest Brian and I have been apart since we have been married haha, I think I survived though. I love Medicine Hat! Even if it is FREEZING!!! Only a couple more weeks until we go back, and this time for much longer! yay!

I am 31 weeks now! We are on the down slope!

My next doctor's appt is tomorrow!! And Spencer comes back from his mission tomorrow too!!! We are so excited to see him! I can't believe it has been 2 years! We will be going to St. George this weekend to hang out, it's gonna be awesome! 

I love holidays with family!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bouncing Baby Brat!

Well the dreaded Dr. appt has come on gone and it is actually good news this time! Say what?!?! Usually when I go in they tell me things have gotten a little worse but this time no changes! I am stable at where I was 3 weeks ago and that made me so happy! It's still not where I really want to be but at least it's not getting any worse yet :) I was told that if I keep staying at where I am, the chances of getting really close if not all the way to full-term is pretty good! woohoo!! They did say he is measuring about a week bigger then he actually is haha... uh oh, we got a fatty on our hands (we could have guessed that) but if he does come early that is good news too! I think the US lady got side tracked with all the measuring they do so she forgot to print me off one of the little bean but I have lots! I could tell this time though that he DEFFS has Brian's "ledge".  Anyone who knows Brian really well will know what I am talking about, he has a prominent ledge on his forehead and I think he has passed it on haha. Cute... I am so excited to meet this little guy! I am in the 3rd trimester now so not much longer!!
27 weeks :)

28 weeks!! sooo massive....

We did have to make a definitive decision about going to Hawaii with Brian's family for Christmas though... after discussing with lots of docs and family we made the hard decision of deciding to stay here :(  I have had several MAJOUR melt-downs about it but I think I can talk about it now without crying.... sort of haha. It will be really hard to miss out on all the fun but I just have to remember I am having a baby and once he is here and healthy it will all be worth it! And now we get to go up to Canada and spend Christmas with my family and hang out with Brian's fam in St. George when they all get back! So we get to see both family's this year. 

It could be worse.... right?

But I am feeling good and happy things are going ok. I get to go home in a couple weeks and have another shower!!! eeeee so fun! I have not been home in SO LONG! 

Oh and I found some more pics from halloween that I thought were funny....
I had the day off work so Bandit got dressed up and just hung out with me in bed all day! hhaha he is just the cutest!

Caught in the act... I don't think he was real impressed I was spying on him lol

Then he helped me hand out candy to all 6 trick-or-treaters!! He looks pretty territorial over his candy in this one haha.  

 But now halloween is over which mean... CHRISTMAS!!! And it is the perfect day to start decorating cuz it was the first snowfall today and we got TONS!! ok, ok... I won't put up all the decorations yet, but I had to put up my wreath because I have been waiting a whole YEAR since I made it to use it! 

I LOVE it!! and I love Christmas! Let the music and hot chocolate begin!!!